Two Kilgore Children Die In House Fire

Two children were killed and another person were injured this morning in a fire at home on Williams Street in Kilgore.

The Kilgore News Herald reports 3-year-old Michael Robinson and 1-year-old Elizabeth Jenkins tried to get away from the flames that broke out in the back of the home. The Herald reports 22-year-old Shannon Jenkins was unable to save them. She's now in the hospital suffering from facial injuries.

Battalion Chief Jerry Eastman confirmed tonight that two children died this morning and their bodies have been sent to Dallas. Eastman said five people were in the house. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.